55-year-old grandma Sharon Simmons wants to be Dallas Cowboys cheerleader

Sharon Simmons is 55 years old and a grandmother of two, but that’s not stopping her from trying to become a new member of the Dallas Cowboys cheerleading team.

“I thought that’s something I never tried. I always wanted to try out. I got real close in my early 20′s but got busy raising my daughter. And I thought, why not now?” Simmons told CBS DFW.

Simmons has been competing in fitness competitions since turning 50 and has won nine of them, according to her website.

She’s already in excellent shape, so she has been working with a former Cowboys cheerleader on routines and fundamentals to help prepare for auditions in May.

Given her age, you’re probably wondering if she’ll be intimidated by her younger competition. She assures us that is not the case.

“On stage, I blend right in with women in their 20, 30s and up,” Simmons says. She also thinks there is “absolutely no difference” between her body and that of the younger girls.

But Simmons admits one obstacle is picking up the fast-paced routines. Even if she doesn’t make the team, she says she has no regrets.

“I love life. I’m having a blast. I’m having a ball,” says Simmons.

If Simmmons makes the Cowboys cheerleading squad, she’ll be the second grandmother to be an NFL cheerleader, and by far the oldest.

UPDATE: Video from Simmons’ tryout with the Cowboys


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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ICRBQOJCYXLQPCEFRTCKTNY3RU TiredOfTheChangeAlready

    WOW….I want to play at this grandma’s house!!

  • Bridget Stacy


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DJ2LFZALJGXOEWSCK2VPB26KNE Bill

    She’s a GILF

  • http://www.facebook.com/ryan.l.kempf Ryan Lee Kempf

     what a great smile

  • Anonymous

    ok she looks very good for 55. but there is no way she “blends” with a 20 year old hardbody.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TFIRT6XP6QWGZRJMG3ISBB5XWM bigbody

    This photo looks photoshopped, but it isn’t which tells you she has SO much makeup on it’s ashamed. No way she makes it…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MOIUZ456MCWHY57VA3U5MSFWU4 JEG

    I hope ahe makes it. She’s  looks GREAT !!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/SarahBozarth Sarah Bozarth

    *From an interview (http://www.kimdolanleto.com/2012/01/inspirational-mom-and-grandmother-sharon-simmons/) : “I decided to compete in fitness at age 50; I didn’t even know what a fitness competition was at the time with no background in gymnastics or cheerleading. I hired a personal trainer and choreographer and trained for a year…”  
    *But in this interview: “I got real close in my early 20′s but got busy raising my daughter.”

    Sooo…. How did she get “real close” with no background in gymnastics or cheerleading?

  • Jeff Bucci


  • http://profile.yahoo.com/U77IT4TURTQSOPSO4F7MLCQIOE Charles

    i hope she makes it and any man in his 50’s let alone 40’s  would be glad to meet her

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DE6JJUNF2R6PDZL4Z5XHPJEMYM j

    Uh, needs to cover up her gray roots.

  • Richard Hunt

    Out of all the things to do, this is the best she could come up with. This is the Kardashians in
    about 20 years..  VANITY is very aliive .

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RVIPDJGBOQP3DVMRMC6NO6KTMI SS

    Sarah–it’s not you–it’s the poorly written article. What she was trying to say was that she always wanted to try out and “got real close” (great grammar. sigh) to giving it a try, not that she ever tried out and got close to being a cheerleader.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Francis-Cray/100003325899627 James Francis Cray

    Give her the chance to try….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Francis-Cray/100003325899627 James Francis Cray

    I will really watch Dallas Play to watch her …….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L6TNFC64YPDYOVNBXELVI6F3JQ Dick Nuggets

    She’s definitely c*ck rubbing material!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VTLZXYX6ZOZV566MOG47YEWKFE Kelly and Kornelia

    That’s great!!!!   Go grandma!!!! I’m a grandma too and it’s more and more clear that we are not grandmas like our grandmas were.

    hahahaha, this is the new generation of grandmas! We do things differently.

    I will watch Dallas play if she’s one of the cheerleaders, and I never watch football. . . .  =D

  • Anonymous

    You go!!! Let her do what she wants! She looks great! The younger ones who criticize should save her picture and compare it to theirs when they reach her age!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L6TNFC64YPDYOVNBXELVI6F3JQ Dick Nuggets

    $100 bucks that Bridget Stacy is a fat ass……

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001630515139 James Richards

    She’s an old cougar….

  • Anonymous

    Women may look good when they get older but their health is not equal to their looks. She may look good but given her age, I don’t believe she would have enough endurance and stamina to do the job.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P2R4MWLPJCFALJHMZ2YSC4DHJE todd

    Yup, Bridget sounds jealous.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/M7GPMGAWIPLC7NTRBZWCXE3CH4 Janika

    You go girl.  Age is only a number.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/W75VU3ANAM735SBIN2UKFABPRA Setec Astronomy

    Grandma? eww gross– OH WOW That is ONE HOT GRANDMAMA!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1510830347 Patti Harris

    I say she GO FOR IT! I feel better than ever and I’m like almost 50. But you see her from a distance in these shots and just wonder if she looks all Botox’d up, lash extensions, hair extensions, hair colored, false nails and lips pumped up and face done w/ obvious makeup. Does she? That is where the younger ones may trump her. Just sayin’…


    Right on! K & K Im 46 & my husband & I were just saying we work circles around this young generation, some dont get out of bed before noon. Go Grandma! I grandma Too!!!

  • Anonymous

    Go for it.  Take the shot, I did.  .  Kid Kj and Team, the Worlds Youngest Monster Truck Driver.  UncleTodMotorsports.com

  • http://twitter.com/Pltclyincorrect Carol Campbell

    She looks great, and it’s no surprise,  when will people realize, this isn’t the 1950’s  and there are a lot of us out there, it’s not just the celebrities, and some of us have had no work done to look that way, and we are healthy too!    The stigma that we shouldn’t wear this or that either makes me mad, just because some can’t wear it and look good doing it, doesn’t mean all older ladies can’t.   

    59 year old grandmother, It’s not just about how young you look it’s how beautiful you can be at any age inside and out.   

  • http://twitter.com/Rakeem12675114 Rakeem

    Rakeem i think its ok  for Sharon Simmons to become a cheerleader because she’s a young adult.

  • Anonymous

    She looks fantastic.  This whole: does she blend in with 20 year-olds? question seems like a publicity stunt. Nobody at 55 truly “blends in” with 20 year-olds.  Is she in better shape than a lot of 20 year olds? Most definitely. We all age and while she looks phenomenal, if she makes it, she’ll always be the old one.  This seems like a huge publicity stunt, whether it’s her idea or someone else pushing her to try out. It creates drama around what would otherwise be an ordinary casting call for new cheerleaders. 

  • Ivan Apfel

    You know what, they should atleast show a real picture of this woman instead of the EXTREMELY retouched version.  Here is what she really looks like with make-up but no photoshop.  http://www.msfitness.com/galleries/2010/Simmons5.jpg

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FZOBADDFQDXJZKJU2NFRG3LEPY Tragic_Yet_Funny

    im in my 20’s and I’d love to hit it!

  • Anonymous

    I Think Sharon Simmons Is One Of the Most Beautiful,prettyiest,cutest,sweetest,healithiest
    strongest woman and she’s good enough to be a dallas cowboys cheerleader and I’ll Keep her in my Prayers and I’m Defently watching Football and I’ll Watch her at the COwboys Game and
    I’ll Watch Her ON CMT,I’ll Hang out with her,talk to her,Be her friend and I’ll Spend Some Time With Her,I Love Sharon Simmons With All Of My heart Because Sharon Simmons Looks
    Beautiful,Pretty,Cute,Sweet,Strong,Courageuos and She’s Special and I’m throwing My Support for Sharn Simmons to Be One Of the Most beautiful Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders and She’s
    Pretty For who she Is and She’s beautiful Just the Way God Made Her,Behind All That Sharon
    Simmons Has a Good Heart,I Would Like to Get My Picutre taken with her,My Name is chris
    michael hampton,I’m a 33 year old autistic single Man and Sharon simmons has beautiful shoulder length Blonde Hair and has Very Pretty Muscles and She’s sexy for her Age,and I’ll Be
    Glad to Be her Friend and I’ll Take Good Care Of Her,I’ll send her a Postcard,Christmas Card,
    Valenitnes day Card and I’ll Send Her My 1st Fan Letter to Sharon Simmons and Women like sharn simmons 55 Looks Beautiful and PRetty As All Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Are.I Say Go For It,You Go Girl,and She’s my faovrite Lady in the whole wide world.I’ll Watch football and I’ll Watch her at the NFL Games,and I’m Really Happy for her,Good Luck,Have Fun,and You’ll Do Just Fine,Be Courageous.you’re Friend,DCC Guy,PEn Pal Chris hampton

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/64G3N3QQQAVYQ3O34P4NR6VOCA Ana

    Hmmm. I am a 48 female, quite comfortable in my own skin.  It bothers me that her photos are so obviously PhotoShopped.  And after viewing her other untouched photos, it appears that she is a very fit 50 something. In no way does she blend in with the 20, 30 or even 40 year olds.   I commend her for doing her thing, if her thing truly is wanting to be jumping up and down among a bunch of 20 year olds that could be her grandchildren.  Personally, I don’t get it.  And frankly, any woman of any age who dresses in some of the garb she’s been photographed in, needs to be pursuing a modeling career with Fredrick’s of Hollywood.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Barsamian/659592583 Stephen Barsamian

     You are so Jealous. Hater. The woman looks awesome. You are just sour grapes man.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001630515139 James Richards


  • http://profile.yahoo.com/T7R7KVDUBH6DPQ3YMEYRLCZLNM Weeda

    Im 54, a size6 and pretty fit new granddaughter love to dance,  50-something doesnt mean u still cant get it on, throw your leg upside your head,  puleez!!!! Go ahead Sharaon you baddd girl,  show those 20 somethings how to get it done!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L6TNFC64YPDYOVNBXELVI6F3JQ Dick Nuggets

    Don’t worry Bridget.  I’m sure your pancake titties and double wide ass has some admirers as well.  Maybe head down to Denny’s after 2pm??